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February 2014, Mriehel - Technology Seminar on Next Generation Storage

ICT Solutions is organising a seminar, in collaboration with HP, on the latest technologies in the field of storage and backup solutions. The seminar will be held on Thursday, 13th of February from 8:30 till 13:00 at Le Meridien Hotel, in St Julians and will be followed by a light networking snack lunch.

The presentations will be delivered by various speakers from HP, each an expert in his respective field. During the seminar we will be exploring HP’s storage strategy, looking at the latest technologies, and exploring various options to move from older generations of storage to the new platforms including 3PAR.

Speaking about the seminar, Liam Pace, Manager Commercial Services at ICT stated "This is a very interesting area of technology which is growing fast. Storage is becoming very complex as data requirements explode, and the need for high availability and secure backups becomes even more critical. At ICT Solutions we are working closely with HP, who are leaders in this field, to be able to bring these solutions to the local market and our team of highly experienced engineers are working on a number of projects assisting clients move their storage to these next generation technologies."

The Seminar is free of charge for IT professionals.

Attendees may register online here

July 2013, Mriehel - ICT Solutions Appointed Thycotic Partners for Malta

ICT Solutions have been appointed as a certified Thycotic Partner for Malta. Thycotic Software provides IT Security Management software tools including Secret Server, Password Reset Server and Group Management Server.

Over 78,000 system administrators worldwide trust Thycotic’s enterprise password management software. From securely managing administrative passwords to enabling end-users to reset their own passwords, these products secure and improve processes found in daily IT management.

Speaking about the Thycotic’s flagship product, Simon Vella, Strategic Business Development Manager at ICT Solutions, stated that "Secret Server allows IT administrators to manage and protect their organization's most vulnerable secrets: privileged passwords. With the Secret Server enterprise password management software, IT administrators can control access to critical enterprise passwords in one centralized, web-based repository. This password management software offers secure, role-based access to passwords and other privileged information."

Thycotic’s CEO Jonathan Cogley, was in Malta and visited a number of clients to discuss and demo the product. Mr Cogley stated: "With ICT Solutions as our certified partner in Malta, we believe there is a great potential for deploying our products in an environment where securing one’s IT assets is becoming critical to any business. ICT Solutions has a team of engineers that are very experienced and can help their clients build IT security strategies with our products."

More information on how these solutions can help IT teams protect their privileged passwords may be obtained by sending an e-mail to sales@ictsolutions.com.mt.

May 2013, Mriehel - ICT Solutions acquires ITS and becomes largest SAGE partner in Malta

ICT Solutions, a leading systems integrator operating from Malta, has today announced the full acquisition of ITS Ltd ( Information Technology Services Ltd). ITS is an IT servicing company which was set up in 1993, and focuses on servicing the accounting software requirements of a large number of local companies. ITS is a Sage Platinum Partner, and also deploys Exchequer software locally. The transaction will be finalised as soon as all regulatory and legal processes are completed.

ITS Managing Director, Joseph Pullicino commented that "This is another important milestone in the history of ITS. Together with Sage, we have over the last twenty years taken book keeping in Malta to a next level. Joining forces with ICT Solutions allows the company to offer a more complete service to our customers, and we are certain will stimulate the business to continue to grow."

Commenting about the announcement, Keith Fearne, Managing Director of ICT Solutions said "ICT Solutions has come a long way over the last years, and we are today considered one of the leading IT companies in Malta. We have reached all our set objectives for the first four years of operation, and we were now looking at how to take growth to a next level. ITS fitted our profile perfectly and will continue to move us in the direction of becoming the biggest ICT servicing company on the island. ITS will add a lot of value to our portfolio, as it brings a best of breed product in Sage, a great team of professionals and a client base, which we are eager to continue to grow. The combined team will be servicing a customer base of close to 400 corporate customers, and one can immediately see the synergies which can be realised from this deal."

April 2013, Mriehel - ICT Solutions attain Microsoft SharePoint Gold Partnership

ICT Solutions, a local software development house, have been appointed Microsoft Gold Partners for Collaboration and Content. The appointment comes after ICT’s commercial and software teams achieved all the required training, accreditation and certification.

Commenting about the achievement, ICT Solutions Manager for Software Services Mark Barbieri, stated that "the team has been focusing on MS SharePoint projects for a number of years now, so it was natural for them to achieve this milestone. SharePoint 2013 has now developed into a very powerful platform which enables businesses to automate their processes, manage their information and documents centrally and develop a collaboration culture which results in efficiency gains. There are a lot of local companies who have started dabbling with SharePoint but have not really implemented it to its full potential. This is where we come in, to do a high level business process mapping and then implement SharePoint accordingly."

ICT Solutions is holding a number of discovery workshops with interested customers, to see how best SharePoint can serve their requirements. All interested parties should contact ICT at info@ictsolutions.com.mt for more information.

March 2013, Mriehel - ICT Solutions Organising SharePoint Discovery Workshops

ICT Solutions is organising a series of interactive discovery workshops focusing on SharePoint 2013, and how this can help make organisations more efficient. ICT Solutions is a Microsoft SharePoint partner, and has deployed SharePoint solutions in a number of businesses in various sectors.

The workshop will focus on how SharePoint can help companies tackle common business process issues including:

  • The secure central management of documents and e-mail on a companywide, as well as, at a team level.
  • The internal sharing of information and content.
  • The automation of business processes ranging from simple leave forms, to complex procurement flows.
  • The access to reports and data in a formal, secure and automated manner, to replace a lot of manually maintained Excel spread sheets.

SharePoint allows for the implementation of the above, in a short deployment timeframe and at affordable costs. SharePoint integrates seamlessly with Office and Exchange, so that the user experience is one that most users are already experiencing.

There will be a number of these workshops organised, and those interested in participating, may register using the online registration form.

March 2012, Mriehel - ICT Solutions Collect Funds for Guide Dogs Foundation

ICT Solutions, a local systems integrator, has made a donation to the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation. The sum was collected by the ICT team during various activities over the Christmas period.

Commenting on this, ICT Solutions Managing Director Keith Fearne, said: "We wanted to collect some money for a cause we could have a direct impact on, and with a guide dog costing close to €14,000 to train, we thought that our little bit could make a difference in someone’s life."

The activities included a cooking week during which management cooked meals for the staff, a car wash day, a treasure hunt for staff and their families and a football tournament involving ICT clients. "The focus was on collecting money for a good cause, but the events themselves served as an excellent opportunity for the team to get together outside of work."

April 2011, Mriehel - ICT Solutions Attain CISCO Data Centre Specialisation

ICT Solutions announce today that they have attained the CISCO Advanced Data Centre Networking Specialisation. The accreditation comes after ICT’s commercial and engineering teams have achieved all the required training and certification.

Commenting about the achievement, ICT Solutions Managing Director Keith Fearne, stated that "the team has long years of experience installing and maintaining complex CISCO networks in a 24x7 operational environment. With Data Centres becoming more central to a lot of companies, and with cloud computing picking up, being able to design and deploy networks based on CISCO’s next generation Nexus switches was an important milestone in our strategy. It continues to consolidate our position as the leading CISCO partner in Malta."

January 2011, Mriehel - ICT Solutions appoint Business Intelligence Consultant

ICT Solutions, a local systems integrator, have appointed Mr. Denis Wittebrood as a consultant focusing on BI (Business Intelligence). Mr Wittebrood has long experience working in this field in his native country the Netherlands, as well as in Malta. He joins ICT Solutions’ growing team of software and application specialist focusing on mapping customer business needs to technology.

Commenting about the role, ICT Solutions Manager for Software Services Mark Barbieri, stated that “It is clear that a lot of our customers are struggling with a load of information, coming from different sources which they are only able to analyse at end of month or quarter, and after a lot of manual intervention on the data, using spreadsheets. They get a lot of reports which they hardly look at , and it takes ages for them to have new views created if they want to analyse something in more depth. Using latest BI tools, we are now able to automate all this, to generate high level views, on a real time basis, so that executives have access to information as it happens, and are able to react in real time. Denis has been working in this area both in Malta and abroad for many years, and brings to ICT solutions not just the technical expertise but also the business knowledge required to make such projects a success.”

May 2010, Mriehel - Panta Computer Joins Forces with ICT Solutions

Panta Computer Co Ltd, one of Malta’s longest established IT companies , has joined forces with local systems integrator ICT Solutions, to bring to the market a stronger offering of solutions aimed at tackling corporate business requirements. The announcement follows the acquisition by ICT Solutions of 100% of the shareholding in Panta Computer Co Ltd .

Panta Computing Managing Director, Lino Callus commented that “This is another important milestone in the history of Panta Computer. We have given an important contribution to the introduction of IT in Malta over the last 30 years, and it is now essential to look forward as we enter a new generation of technological innovation. We are certain that this move will bring growth to the business.”

Commenting about the announcement, Keith Fearne, Managing Director of ICT Solutions said “Panta are a reputable firm with a large base of important and loyal clients in the systems and platforms area of business. ICT is a young company which adds to this a strong networks and communications expertise and a solutions driven approach to the market. The synergies are obvious. Panta are also the leading Sun partner in Malta, and with the recent acquisition of Sun by Oracle, we are expecting a lot of interesting developments on this front.”

The combined team and will be servicing a customer base of close to 100 corporate customers. The team will be operating from the new ICT Solutions offices in Mriehel, with the move of all personnel expected to be completed in the next two weeks.

ICT Solutions is a leading systems integrator in Malta. It is best at understanding the different business needs of corporate customers, and in then integrating IT and communications technologies to offer real solutions to these needs. The quality and commitment of the ICT team is the company’s main strength and ensures that the company always delivers to customer expectations.

April 2010, Mriehel - ICT Solutions appointed Red Hat Linux Advanced Business Partner

Red Hat Advanced Business Partner

ICT Solutions, a local systems integrator, have been appointed Red Hat Linux Advanced Business Partners. The appointment comes after ICT’s commercial and engineering teams have achieved all the required training, accreditation and certification.

Commenting about the achievement, ICT Solutions Manager for Engineering Services Simon Vella, stated that “the team has long years of experience installing and maintaining complex Linux platforms in a 24x7 operational environment. This meant that getting this certification was a natural achievement for ICT Solutions, and we are now in a position to officially sell and support the Red Hat Linux range of products. As Open Source solutions continue to gain importance in Malta, the local level of expertise and support needs to grow accordingly. This is why we have decided to do this investment. ”

ICT Solutions is a leading systems integrator in Malta. It is best at understanding the different business needs of corporate customers, and in then integrating IT and communications technologies to offer real solutions to these needs. The quality and commitment of the ICT team is the company’s main strength and ensures that the company always delivers to customer expectations. More information may be found at www.ictsolutions.com.mt .

About Red Hat, Inc.: Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

January 2010, Mriehel - ICT Solutions Appointed CISCO Premier Partners

CISCO Premier Partner

ICT Solutions, a local systems integrator, has been appointed CISCO Premier Partner, up from their current status of Select Partner for Malta. The appointment comes after ICT’s commercial and engineering teams have achieved all the required training, accreditation and certification.

Commenting about the achievement, ICT Solutions managing Director Keith Fearne, stated that “this was another important milestone for the team, who have years of experience working with CISCO equipment and deploying large voice and data networks. We will continue to invest to become the leading CISCO partner in Malta, and believe there is scope to also service some clients beyond our shores.”

Ruben Azzopardi, CISCO Country Manager for Malta, welcomed the announcement and commented that “Cisco welcomes and congratulates ICT Solutions on this outstanding achievement. I am confident that this strong commitment and investment in Cisco's technologies will benefit the company and their customers."‪

ICT Solutions is a leading systems integrator in Malta. It is best at understanding the different business needs of corporate customers, and in then integrating IT and communications technologies to offer real solutions to these needs. The quality and commitment of the ICT team is the company’s main strength and ensures that the company always delivers to customer expectations.

January 2010, San Jose, Calif. - Agiliance Recognised as 2009 Innovator by SC Magazine for ITGRC Management

Agiliance Inc., the leader in integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), today announced that SC Magazine, the oldest and most widely-read IT security publication in the United States, has named Agiliance as the 2009 innovator in ITGRC management for the second consecutive year. Read the article on SC Magazine.

Agiliance, an award winning company and recognized front runner in the IT GRC space, is trusted by industry leaders to solve their most pressing GRC-related issues including compliance automation, vendor risk management, privacy assessment, mission assurance, and enterprise risk management. By leveraging the power of Agiliance RiskVision™, the leading "out-of-the box" IT GRC solution, businesses are quickly gaining value from their risk and compliance efforts with fewer audit failures, improved leverage of resources, faster decision-making, and better visibility into future risk.

SC Magazine cited both the technology and go-to-market advantages of Agiliance. "The platform is flexible and it fits into different delivery schemes... partners can deploy the Agiliance RiskVision platform as a virtual appliance, SaaS or a managed service. The core innovation here is the business model," said Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor for SC Magazine.

Recognition as a 2009 IT GRC Management innovator demonstrates the pace that Agiliance has set in this area, setting the standard for other market participants to provide end-user organizations with effective solutions that address their needs for security, privacy, compliance, governance, and monitoring their state of compliance readiness.

"IT GRC Management is a must-have technology and we are proud to deliver a solution that has been so well-received by customers, partners and the media," said Ed King, Vice President, Marketing for Agiliance. "Our nomination as an IT GRC Management innovator by one of the security industry's most prominent institutions follows on the heels of accolades and validation we continue to receive in the market and we are pleased at the ongoing positive response."

Agiliance products are available in Malta through ICT Solutions.

December 2009, Mriehel - ICT Solutions hold successful Unified Communications seminar

UC Seminar Photo

ICT Solutions recently held a seminar focusing on Unified Communications and Collaboration. The event was held at the Radisson Blu, and was attended by over 70 business and ICT executives. Presentations were given by CISCO’s Tim Stone, Head Collaboration EMEA, who spoke about how unified communications technology is being adopted by small and medium sized enterprises, to save on costs, improve efficiency and customer relationship management, and to transform the way they do business.

Mr. Stone gave various demonstrations showing how voice, instant messaging, conferencing and video communications can be seamlessly integrated on one platform, and both in the office, and outside the office.

Mr. Simon Vella, Manager Engineering Services at ICT Solutions, showed how these solutions can be adapted to the Maltese market, and presented some case studies of local companies already making use of unified communications. “Local businesses have been slow to pick up Unified Communication solutions compared to the rest of Europe, and the local context has delayed take-up. However, firms are now starting to realise the potential efficiency gains they can make by adopting these solutions, and at ICT Solutions we are investing to make sure that we can support the market.”

ICT Solutions is a leading systems integrator in Malta. It is best at understanding the different business needs of corporate customers, and in then integrating IT and communications technologies to offer real solutions to these needs. The quality and commitment of the ICT team is the company’s main strength and ensures that the company always delivers to customer expectations. More information may be found at www.ictsolutions.com.mt.

November 2009, Mriehel - Seminar on Unified Communications and Collaboration

ICT Solutions is organising a seminar on various aspects of collaboration and unified communications. The seminar will be held on Thursday the 26th of November from 8:30 till 12:30 at the Radisson BLU, St. Julians.

Speaking about the seminar, Liam Pace, Manager Commercial Services stated that “Communications has today become an integral part of business solutions, and everyone is looking at efficiency gains and cost savings which can accrue out of having an integrated solution for all your different means of communications – e-mail, fixed voice, mobile, instant messaging and video conferencing. The seminar will tackle these elements and this platform can be a basis for integration with business applications to increase collaboration”.

The presentations will be delivered by Tim Stone, Head of Collaboration Marketing Europe, Cisco Systems. The topics will include a key note presentation on the CISCO collaboration vision, an insight into next generation voice systems and an understanding of how mobile work practices can be improved through the use of UC platforms. There will also be a session focusing on practical implementation guidelines relevant to the local SMB market. The Seminar is free of charge, and a light lunch will serve as a networking session at the end of the Seminar.

Attendees can register using the online registration form.

October 2009, Mriehel - ICT Solutions appointed HP Preferred Partner 2010

HP is a global leader in the provision of ICT hardware, software and services, and manages a highly successful partner program.

Commenting about the appointment, Liam Pace, Manager Commercial Services for ICT, said “This is an important achievement for us, that within a few months, we have managed to not only get the necessary certification but also surpass the revenue thresholds for becoming partners. Our technical and sales team have in fact already achieved accreditation for the next level of partnership, and we expect to also achieve the second revenue thresholds within the next few months, to become Gold Partners. This is in line with our certification and training roadmap which we believe is today essential to offer the level of expertise and service required in the field.”

August 2009, Mriehel - ICT Solutions hold successful IT security seminar

ICT Solutions recently held a seminar focusing on ICT security. The event was held at the Western Dragonara, and was attended by over 60 business and ICT executives. Presentations were given by Ivan Ermakov from HP, who spoke about the methodologies for planning IT security and risk strategies. The second presentation was delivered by Terry Ninnnis from Agiliance, who spoke about IT Governance, Risk and Compliance and the importance of automating the processes and procedures required to ensure secure operations. Finally Gidon Pely from Cyber-Ark spoke about managing securely enterprise wide privileged passwords, and the storage of highly confidential company information.

Speaking about the seminar, Keith Fearne, MD for ICT Solutions stated “We have got very positive feedback from the attendees about the event. With ICT security and governance taking such a high profile, the topics tackled at the seminar were very relevant. We believe that today one cannot deliver effective ICT solutions without taking into consideration all aspects of IT security, and we intend to continue to build partnerships with leading suppliers to ensure we can deliver the best solutions.”

ICT Solutions is a leading systems integrator in Malta. It is best at understanding the different business needs of corporate customers, and in then integrating IT and communications technologies to offer real solutions to these needs. The quality and commitment of the ICT team is the company’s main strength and ensures that the company always delivers to customer expectations. More information may be found at www.ictsolutions.com.mt .


July 2009, Mriehel - Seminar on securing electronic information assets

ICT Solutions is organising a seminar on various aspects of information security and IT governance. The seminar will be held on Wednesday the 22nd of July from 8:30 till 11:30 at the Westin Dragonara.

Speaking about the seminar, Liam Pace, Manager Commercial Services stated that “ With information and communications technology becoming such an integral part of doing business today, ensuring proper planning for the implementation of security and governance solutions becomes critical. At the seminar we will have 3 industry professionals talking about important elements of how this can be achieved. The seminar is free of charge, and is targeted at IT professionals, enterprise risk executives, data managers and IT security personnel.”

The presentations will be delivered by industry professionals representing three leading suppliers. HP will be delivering an interesting session on planning requirements for implementing an effective information security strategy. The second topic to be tackled is the management of privilege identities and the management of enterprise wide passwords. This presentation will be delivered by the leaders in the field Cyber-Ark. Finally Agiliance will tackle the topic of automating IT governance, risk and compliance.

Attendees are requested to register online at www.ictsolutions.com.mt or by sending an e-mail to info@ictsolutions.com.mt .

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